Encroachment on plant and animal life by man is fueling diseases.
Crucial UN conference will be delayed until next year as a result of the coronavirus crisis
The crucial summit to negotiate for higher ambitions on climate change scheduled for November in Glasgow has been postponed, with new dates for the meeting to be decided in the coming months. However, there are some positives to the delay.
Changes in species abundance can throw food chains out of whack and put livelihoods at risk.
Wealthy nations could be asked to make significant financial contributions to biodiverse countries such as Brazil under proposals put forward during talks on a global agreement to halt and reverse biodiversity decline.
The increasing frequency of disease outbreaks is linked to climate change and biodiversity loss. The past 20 years of contained outbreaks may have led to complacency. New technologies offer hope in the search for countermeasures - but protecting the natural world must play a part, too.
Scientists warn that Earth’s sixth mass extinction may be underway, and man may only have 10 years to take drastic steps and protect planet’s vital plant and animal life
As last year's news headlines have made all too clear, nature is in a state of emergency.